You might call it the Fonzie Effect. One of the biggest cultural phenomenons of the '70s was a nostalgia craze for the '50s (as evidenced by the character of Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli on the sitcom "Happy Days"). Cultural nostalgia always seems to look 20 years in the past, so it's little wonder that Scripps Media reports...Read more
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It's official. The First World has officially run out of things to think about. CBS News reports the men of Western Civilization have developed a curious fascination with their own socks. This was not an uncommon phenomenon during the 1960s. However, there was usually marijuana involved. However, as neckties go the way of hats (and pants...Read more
By MARIAH FREIRE It’s one thing to admit you were into that "scene" in middle school, maybe even high school. Of course, you probably listened to Fall Out Boy, Paramore, maybe some Linkin Park? Your hair straightener was your favorite possession, and perhaps you found inspiration from some dark-eyed raccoons. But when I asked a friend what his...Read more
No. Absolutely not. This cannot be true. And yet, there it is in black and white (and excrutiatingly vibrant colors) in the pages of the Lafayette Journal & Courier in Indiana. It must be so. The big fashion trend for men this season is ... is ... (heaven help us all) ... floral prints. Even in Indiana,...Read more
Boohoo, a British fashion company, unveils its new menwear line to the press June 11 and 12. The company has long produced fashion for women, but this is its first major foray into men's clothing. The new line is called BoohooMAN. Boohoo, based in Manchester, is one of Britain's fastest growing fashion brands. Its online stores offer...Read more
A man in a white dress shirt could time travel to 1914 and no one would look at him askance. Women's fashions change dramatically over the course of time, but look at most male fashion designers. Most of them are still wearing the same white dress shirt that their great-grandfather could have worn. The New York Times...Read more
Men would never subject their feet to Inquisitional torture devices that cause excrutiating pain, deform their toes and cause chronic health problems just to impress women. Heck, women are lucky if they can get their boyfriends and husbands to bathe more than once a week. Yet generation after generation of women wear high-heel shoes with pinchy little...Read more
"And I saw a beast rising out of the sea with 10 horns and seven heads with 10 diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads -- all while it was wearing socks with sandals. Socks with sandals! It totally freaked me out!"Read more
-- Revelations 14.13:1.1Truly the End Times are upon...
Shave, ya lousy bum! Glamour magazine reports that beards are finally out of fashion again -- especially those stupid beards that look like you've only been growing facial hair for the past five days. But don't take Glamour's word for it. The magazine has some actual university research to back it up. Yes, there are university researchers who...Read more
A leading economic indicator suggests that happy days are here again. The Hemline Index is up -- waaay up, according to the New York Daily News. A popular economic theory holds that the country's economic health can be measured by the height of its hemlines. When times are relatively good, as in the '20s and '60s, women...Read more
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